SaskTel Implements BroadForward Next Generation DSC

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BroadForward announced that the its Next Generation Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) is now in full operation on SaskTel's wireless network.

The BroadForward DSC provides SaskTel with the ability to integrate and operate intelligent Diameter signaling scenarios across networks and vendor-specific implementations. It offers support for signaling scenarios across other protocols such as SS7, SIP, ENUM, RADIUS and HTTP.

SaskTel assessed multiple leading Diameter router vendors and selected the BroadForward DSC to fully replace their F5 SDC Diameter routers, said BroadForward. Based in the province of Saskatchewan in the heartland of Canada's prairie region, SaskTel is a major player in the Information, Communications, & Technology (ICT) sector. With $1.2 billion in annual revenue and 1.4 million customer connections, SaskTel is also the leading full-service communications provider in the province, offering Mobile, Fixed/Wi-Fi, IP-TV, Landline, and Security services.

The BroadForward Next Generation DSC provides SaskTel with an easy to configure, multi-protocol routing and interworking software solution, designed to orchestrate converged signaling services across 2G/3G, 4G/LTE, Fixed/Wi-Fi networks and ultimately 5G.

Daryl Godfrey, CTO, SaskTel
This product offers much more flexibility compared to traditional signaling router products, allowing us to independently orchestrate signaling services across our current networks and services.  As well, our future networks and services, like VoLTE, ViLTE, Vo-WiFi and ultimately 5G will be integrated and orchestrated with ease.

Taco Schoute, CEO, BroadForward
SaskTel compared all major routing vendors and immediately understood the benefits of the BroadForward Next Generation DSC. SaskTel's engineering and operations teams, in close cooperation with our experts, managed a fast adoption of the BroadForward DSC in the SaskTel network.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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